A Letter to Starbucks!

Gaye Youngman gets the "YOU GO GIRL" Award! Gaye saw my Starbucks post and wrote them personally! Below is her letter. They also responded back to her. Thanks Gaye for being so pro-active and letting your voice be HEARD!
Gaye is the mother of Beth and the grandma of the most handsome Cade Matthew!

From: Gaye Youngman
Sent: Sep 17 2007 2:51PM
To: Customer Relations Subject:

I was quite disappointed to see your comment on your cups that God could be a figment of our imaginations. Evidently you have no trouble accepting the money that bears the words, In God We Trust. The coffee at Panera tastes much better to me and my friends these days!

Dear Gaye,

Thanks for taking the time to write and express your concerns about the recent "Way I See It" quote from Bill Scheel.

Our goal with "The Way I See It" is to promote a free and open exchange of ideas and thoughts on a wide variety of topics. We think this tradition of dialogue and discussion is an important facet of the coffeehouse experience. In fact, the conversation around Quote #247 is sparking dialogue, which is the original intent of the program.

Here are some of those cups that have appeared in the past that take a different point of view from Mr. Scheel:

The Way I See It #92
You are not an accident. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He wanted you alive and created you for a purpose. Focusing on yourself will never reveal your purpose. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. Only in God do we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance, and our destiny.
-- Dr. Rick Warren
Author of The Purpose-Driven Life.

The Way I See It #158
It's tragic that extremists co-opt the notion of God, and that hipsters and artists reject spirituality out of hand. I don't have a fixed idea of God. But I feel that it's us - the messed-up, the half-crazy, the burning, the questing - that need God, a lot more than the goody-two-shoes do.
-- Mike Doughty


Mama Muhs said...

Ah, Auntie Gaye and her infamous letters!

Estel's said...

Gotta love it! You go girl!!!